A cup with the President – Episode 5: Prof. Dr. Frederike Zunke

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg A Cup with the President Prof. Friederike Zunke 29.09.2023 ©Giulia Iannicelli

Meeting with Prof. Dr. Frederike Zunke at the Uniklinikum Erlangen

Each semester, FAU president Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger sets out to visit professors who have just recently joined FAU. At their respective institutes, he gets to know them better as they talk about their research and share what is important to them.

This series brings a brief introduction of the researcher and allows a peek into such visit by the president.

In episode 5, the president visits Prof. Dr. Frederike Zunke. She holds the professorship for Translational Neuroscience, and is the deputy director for molecular neurology at the Uniklinikum Erlangen.

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Frederike Zunke explores the molecular mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases, focusing specifically on the decomposition of falsely folded proteins within brain cells.

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She is mainly interested in simulating disease mechanisms in the lab to better understand their root cause. Insights here allow for new therapeutic approaches to be developed.

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Before coming to FAU, she did research at the University in Kiel.

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As a child, Frederike Zunke was looking forward to becoming an inventor or architect.

A cup with the President – Episode 4: Prof. Dr. Veith Rothhammer

Prof. Dr. Veith Rothhammer und Prof. Dr. Joachim Hornegger im Gespräch.
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At the Heisenberg professorship for neuro immunology, FAU president Joachim Hornegger meets Prof. Dr. Veith Rothhammer.

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